MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Headaches are common in children and teens, but many parents aren't sure when to seek professional help for their child, a new survey finds.
The survey of parents with children aged 6 to 18 found that two-thirds said their child has had a headache not caused by a fall or head injury.
"Headaches are very common in children and usually not dangerous or disruptive," said Sarah Clark, co-director of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan.
"But in rare occasions, they can also be a symptom of a more serious health issue. Parents should be able to recognize signs that indicate a potentially more urgent situation," such as meningitis, she added.
Three-quarters of the parents...